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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Dorsal view of a Taeniopterygidae (Willowfly) Stonefly Adult from Salmon Creek in New York
GONZO
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GONZO on Oct 8, 2006October 8th, 2006, 2:56 pm EDT
This is a member of the Taeniopterygidae--the first and second tarsal segments are about equal in length.
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Troutnut on Oct 8, 2006October 8th, 2006, 4:54 pm EDT
Thanks for catching the mistake. I'm not sure why I called it Capniidae -- probably the size. I think it was very small, but it's kind of hard to remember that many bugs ago.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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